Secrets of the Tudor Court by Kate Emerson
By Royal Decree

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AS TEMPESTUOUS AS THE TUDOR MONARCHS THEMSELVES, THE SECRETS OF THE TUDOR COURT SERIES HAS BEEN CALLED “RIVETING” (BOOKLIST) AND “WELL DRAWN” (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY).

Charming. Desirable. Forbidden. Brought to court with other eligible young noblewomen by the decree of King Henry VIII, lovely Elizabeth “Bess” Brooke realizes for the first time that beauty can be hazardous. Although Bess has no desire to wed the aging king, she and her family would have little choice if Henry’s eye were to fall on her. And other dangers exist as well, for Bess has caught the interest of dashing courtier Will Parr. Bess finds Will’s kisses as sweet as honey, but marriage between them may be impossible. Will is a divorced man, and remarriage is still prohibited. Bess and Will must hope that the king can be persuaded to issue a royal decree allowing Will to marry again . . . but to achieve their goal, the lovers will need royal favor. Amid the swirling alliances of royalty and nobles, Bess and Will perform a dangerous dance of palace intrigue and pulse-pounding passions.

Brought to glowing life by the talented Kate Emerson, and seen through the eyes of a beautiful young noblewoman, By Royal Decree illuminates the lives of beautiful young courtiers in and out of the rich and compelling drama of the Tudor court.
 

About Kate Emerson

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Kate Emerson, an expert in all things Tudor, is the author of the Secrets of the Tudor Court series: The Pleasure Palace, Between Two Queens, By Royal Decree, and At the King’s Pleasure. She lives in Wilton, Maine.
 
Published December 14, 2010 by Gallery Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Interesting supporting characters include Catherine Parr, the Queen of England who escaped a long life with King Henry VIII to be only disappointed by marrying Thomas Seymour, Jane Dudley who is often mentioned, but never written about in novels, Elizabeth Brooke, Bess's aunt who was married to T...

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After the death of Jane's mother, Jane is even more taken in by the royal family and becomes a devoted member of the Princess Mary's household.

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The maids of honor of the queens of King Henry VIII had seen it all.

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... Book Review: Secrets of the Tudor Court, Between Two Queens by Kate
Emerson ... KATE EMERSON CONTINUES A SAGA AS DRAMATIC.

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